February 2010 Series          

Mr. C in Heaven

Directed by Andrew Piccone

Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 pm

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided
Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Bi-Rite Market   The logo for Bi-Rite Market, making community through food since 1940

$7 admission or free with Lab membership

As Mr. C, impersonator of the great sportscaster Howard Cosell, Ernie Orozco is a gregarious man of the world: a jet-setter, friend of celebrities, emcee at $2,500-a-plate fundraisers, and a frequent guest on TV and radio talk shows. But when he takes off his wig and make-up, Orozco is a blue-collar, middle-aged dad, who must get up early every morning and return to his soul-withering day job of fixing radios in city buses.


With humor and unexpected poignancy, “Mr. C in Heaven” captures Orozco’s attempts to launch Mr. C’s next big adventure, as he fights his own nagging doubts about his dream and whether he really is a "contender."

Moderator - Celia Carey 

Celia Carey has directed and produced documentaries for PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and Ovation Television, including the PBS feature “The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend,” which aired nationwide, and “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say,” which was chosen as 1 of 4 films to represent PBS programming at INPUT in 2008. She is the recipient of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; a Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival; a Cine Golden Eagle Special Jury Award for best arts film nationwide; and nine regional Emmys.

To attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon on Tuesday, February 16 

  Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at the Lab, a non-profit gallery/performance space in the Mission. For each evening, we screen one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and then moderate a conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.
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